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Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BLS) confers qualification to the autonomous practice of the professions Technic of Clinical Analysis and Public Health and Technic of Pathology, Cytology and Thanatology, as established in State Gazette, no. 138, July 21st (Order no. 9409/2014). Therefore, the graduate in BLS performs most of his duties in laboratorial contexts, contributing to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and prognosis of the disease, as well as to the selection of appropriate therapies, assessment of the treatment’s efficacy, monitoring and control of therapies/drugs and analysis of water and foods.

The main areas of intervention of this practitioner are Molecular Biology, Cytopathology, Genetics, Clinical Haematology, Histopathology, Immunohematology, Immunology, Microscopy, Microbiology, Immunohistochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Public Health and Thanatology.


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725 - Tecnologias de diagnóstico e terapêutica
Número: R/A-Cr9/2015
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho nº 3381/2015
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Introduction to Biomedical Laboratory Sciences 1st Semester 2.5
Cell Biology and Histology 1st Semester 5.5
Psychology Of Communication And Interpersonal Relationships 1st Semester 4.0
Chemistry I 1st Semester 5.5
Anatomy And Physiology I 1st Semester 5.5
Information And Communication Technologies 1st Semester 2.0
Biostatistics I 1st Semester 5.0
Clinical Microbiology I 2nd Semester 5.0
Histology & Embriology 2nd Semester 5.0
Chemistry II 2nd Semester 4.5
Anatomy And Physiology II 2nd Semester 4.5
Epidemiology And Public Health 2nd Semester 3.0
Biochemistry 2nd Semester 5.0
Cytology I 2nd Semester 3.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Histotechnology 1st Semester 5.5
Immunology 1st Semester 6.0
General Pathology 1st Semester 3.0
Clinical Chemistry I 1st Semester 6.0
Molecular Biology I 1st Semester 5.5
Biophysics 1st Semester 2.0
Management And Quality 1st Semester 2.0
Clinical Microbiology II 2nd Semester 6.0
Thanatology and Embryofetopathology 2nd Semester 4.0
Anatomical Pathology I 2nd Semester 5.5
Option - Toxicologia Clínico-laboratorial 2nd Semester 3.0
Option - Oncobiology 2nd Semester 3.0
Molecular Biology II 2nd Semester 6.0
Hematology 2nd Semester 5.5
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Imunohematology 1st Semester 4.0
Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry 1st Semester 5.0
Genetic and Forensic Pathology 1st Semester 2.5
Virology 1st Semester 4.5
Anatomical Pathology II 1st Semester 5.0
Cytology II 1st Semester 4.0
Clinical Pathology 2nd Semester 3.0
Clinical Chemistry II 2nd Semester 5.5
Biostatistics II 2nd Semester 3.5
Human Genetics And Cytogenetics 2nd Semester 4.0
Public Health 2nd Semester 5.0
Cytology III 2nd Semester 4.0
Clinical Education I Annual 10.0
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Clinical Education II Annual 50.0
Project in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Annual 10.0
This professional can work as part of multidisciplinary teams, performing his activities in public or private healthcare institutions such as hospitals, health centres, toxicology / rehabilitation centres, blood banks, cryopreservation companies, histocompatibility and public health laboratories, and forensic medicine institutes. In addition to this, he can also work in animal pathology (veterinary) laboratories, research units, clinical diagnostic companies, marketing (sales representatives), as well as teaching in Higher Education institutions.

Minimum Grade

95 points

Tests for Admission

95 points

One of the following combinations

02 Biology and Geology


02 Biology and Geology + 07 Physics and Chemistry


02 Biology and Geology + 16 Mathematics

Application Grade (Formula)

High School Average Grade 50%

Tests for Admission 50%


Medical Certificate

Individual Health Survey

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